Government Contracting

In FY 2019, total US government spending for defense (including military defense, veterans affairs, and foreign policy) is budgeted to be $951.5 billion.
Military spending is budgeted at $688.6 billion, Veterans spending is budgeted at $199.6 billion, and foreign policy and foreign aid spending is budgeted at $63.3 billion.

President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on March 23, 2018 that includes a $160 billion boost in defense spending over two years, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding.

Federal Government require that a percentage of the contracted procurements be set aside for Small Businesses.

What is Government Contracting?

What do you have to do to actually sign that first contract with the government?

What do you have to do to actually sign that first contract with the government?

The Government even provides information that will help you bid.

Just by asking ---- you can find out how much the government bought , who they bought from, and how much they paid.

On May 29, 2012 the new System for Award Management (SAM) started replacing the (CCR) Central Contractors Registration, Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) .

A company that wants to get started competing for federal government contracts must start with some registration requirements:

Although not a requirement, a certification from the Small Business Administration as a disadvantaged business may be to your advantage.

Another step in government contracting is to qualify as a small business under Small Business Size Standards.

Learning to win Government Contracts with the United States Federal Government is a worthwhile effort that will open the door to many opportunities for you and your business.

Frequently Asked Questions about Government Contracting.


Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Governments fiscal year runs from October 1 of the prior year through September 30 of the following year.

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Small Business Administration Loans.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

New System for Award Management (SAM)


2017 Government Contracting Opportunities Forecast.

Help in Reading a Government Solicitation

Federal Government Solicitation Numbers

National Stock Numbers

Joint Certification Program

Types of Government Contracts

E-Auctions and Surplus Sales

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